Book Review by Aarene Storms: Bomb: the race to build -- and steal -- the world's most dangerous weapon

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Bomb: the race to build -- and steal -- the world's most dangerous weapon by Steve Sheinkin

The world will never forget what happened at Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, and at Nagasaki a few days later. The detonation of atomic weapons changed warfare -- and life -- on Earth forever after.

But the path to the creation of the atomic bomb was twisted and strange, involving some of the greatest scientists, the most expert spies, the most experienced military agents, and the most astonishing cast of political leaders of the time.

Bomb chronicles the complex story in a fascinating and quick-to-read volume. Illustrated with period photos and laden with well-documented primary source material, the book will catch and hold the attention of readers who want to know more about the time period, the science, the spycraft, the bomb builders, or the politics ... and provide a complete view of the "gadget" those folks built out at Los Alamos and dropped on Japan.

Highly recommended for ages 12 to adult.

The events may not have happened; still, the story is true. --R. Silvern

Aarene Storms, youth services librarian
Richmond Beach and Lake Forest Park Libraries, KCLS


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